#Oblabla et le climat.
Obama, janvier 2010
If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.
Obama, septembre 2012,
my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet, because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future.
Obama. janvier 2013,
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.
Obama, février 2013,
heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods all are now more frequent and more intense. [I would] act before it’s too late.
Finalement ? Finalement http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/04/climate-change-out-of-obama-budget.html :
... the budget released this week makes it clear that Obama’s surprising appeal to Congress was an empty piece of rhetoric . The phrase “climate change” appears twenty-nine times in the new budget, but there is no new plan for Congress to take up in Obama’s otherwise ambitious legislative blueprint . There are some worthy energy initiatives that could achieve modest reductions in emissions, but the budget is silent on what Obama will do to aggressively reduce carbon pollution by the biggest emitters, like power plants and automobiles .
It is not as if Obama doesn’t have the power to act. On many issues the President is at the mercy of Congress . He can’t reform gun laws or the immigration system, or rewrite the tax code, without coöperation from the House and Senate. Climate change is different. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, backed by the force of a Supreme Court ruling, has the authority to reduce carbon pollution through regulation . In 2010, when White House negotiators were trying to pass cap and trade, they presented reluctant senators with a promise (some called it a threat): pass a comprehensive bill to deal with the problem or the E.P.A. would move forward on its own. Three years later, the Administration has still not acted on that ultimatum. And, ominously for those who care about tackling climate change, Obama’s new budget proposes to reduce funding for the E.P.A. by 3.5 per cent compared to the current year .